On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup
It's that time of the week again: the half-way point. Here's a preview of what we've been reading up on:
- Pope Benedict XVI annouced his papal resignation just two days ago. Curious what this means for non-Catholics? Here's a take on its effects on marginalized populations. [Autostraddle]
- With the position of pope up in the air, candidates of all sorts are speaking out -- like this Cardinal of Ghana who supports Uganda's "Kill The Gays" bill. [Queerty]
- It's been just over a week since the Super Bowl, but that doesn't mean we should stop talking about the sport's culture and sexual violence. [Huffington Post]
- Did you catch that last episode of Girls this week (read Bitch's recap if you haven't yet)? Hanna Rosin of the XX factor responds to critics who are at it again shaming Dunham for her body and appearance. [Slate]
- Although Franca Sozzani denies racism is a problem in the fashion industry, she's wrong. While it's great that the first Asian model was featured on the January issue Vogue Italia, we've still got a long way to go. [Racialicious]
- Do you enjoy cosplaying, even if the characters aren't of your same race? A cosplayer speaks out on what it's like to be Black and cross the racial boundaries instilled by the community. [xoJane]
- Calling all queer-identified trans* women! Autostraddle is looking for writers and pieces for their next theme issue. [Autostraddle]
- An amazing New York exhibition examining the identities of Afro-Latino/as is seeking submissions by March 5! [Racialicious]
Did we miss anyting you've been reading? Let us know in the comments.
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